i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 461. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota rise? mr. walz: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill s. 509. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 509, an act to authorize a major medical facility project at the department of veterans' affairs medical center, walla walla, washington, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from minnesota, mr. wals, and the gentleman from arkansas, mr. boozman, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. walz: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. walz: thank you, mr.